Flavors: Green apple, citrus, apricot, peach, honeysuckle

In flavor, Riesling ranges from dry and stony to floral and sweet, much like Chenin Blanc; and the sweetest versions can age for decades. The greatest Rieslings are the German wines of the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Rheinhessen and Rheingau; close behind are those of Alsace. Washington, New York and Australia can lay claim to making the best examples of Riesling outside of Europe, from bone dry Rieslings that marry beautifully with shellfish and Pacific Rim dishes, to sharply-etched, achingly-sweet late harvest Rieslings and ice wines.

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